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Why Banksy Chose New York For His Street Art Comeback

The elusive graffiti artist speaks out.

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A New Documentary Explores the Politics of 'Bikes vs. Cars'

What would it take for more cities to be a bike heaven like Copenhagen?

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Could LEED Kill the College Dorm Mini-Fridge?

One school has already banned them from its dorm to save energy. Will others follow?

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This Interactive Map Highlights San Francisco's Literary Landmarks

A clickable collection of booksellers, book locales, and Bay Area authors.

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How Much Parking Does a High School Really Need?

Probably not 1,000 parking spaces for every 200,000 square-foot school, which is what Mesa, Arizona, allots now.

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Next Up: Water-Biking to Work?

A radically new way to commute, if you’re up for it.

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These Newborn Babies Are Pittsburgh Pirates Fans From Day 1, Literally

The team just got some new lifelong supporters.

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Massive Submarine Invades Milan in an Outrageous Publicity Stunt

An Italian insurance company went all out on this one.

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The Front of This House Is Sliding Onto the Street

It’s like an architectural interpretation of Dalí.

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Spires! Cupolas! Here's What the Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finished

An architectural masterpiece 150 years in the making.

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Yup, Here Are Some Amazing Shots of Surfing Dogs

Glorious snapshots from the annual competition in Southern California.

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Now You Can Rent a Backyard Chicken

It's a starter kit, of sorts, for aspiring urban farmers. 

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New Yorkers Stay Out Later, Eat More Brunch Than San Franciscans

And other findings from a mobile app that tracks how people in different cities spend their time.

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These 324 Mirrors Create Amazing, Endlessly New Views of Sydney

It’s completely sublime.  

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Inside the World's First Inflatable Concert Hall

It inflates in 2 hours and seats 500 people. 

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One of This Week's Silliest Publicity Stunts Involved a Duck on the New York City Subway

Authorities were not happy. 

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Is the Internet's Appetite for Sexy Renderings Hurting Architecture?

Photorealistic design plans may help hype individual projects, but reality doesn't always deliver.

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The Most and Least Popular London Buildings on Twitter, Mapped in 3D

Visualizing the various digital divides in the city.

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Watch People Play a 'Living Piano,' Powered by Opera Singers

Step to make performers belt their notes—just not for too long.